- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

DENVER (AP) - A 29-year-old Aurora man is accused of defrauding the Army out of $125,000 in military recruitment bonuses.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Jaycee L. Collier was indicted April 8 on five counts of wire fraud and 13 counts of bribery of a public official. He appeared in court Friday and was later released on $10,000 bond.

Prosecutors say Collier, a civilian who worked for the Department of Defense in Denver, processed enlistment packets and was ineligible for recruitment bonuses. The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/1inG4BB ) he is accused of having current reserve soldiers fraudulently fill out forms indicating they had referred the recruits.

Prosecutors say reserve officers received the wired bonuses and paid Collier a $500 kickback. Collier allegedly received $28,000 in kickbacks between March 2009 and July 2012.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com